Picture the Homeless was founded on the principle that homeless people have civil and human rights regardless of our race, creed, color or economic status. Picture the Homeless was founded and is led by homeless people. We refuse to accept being neglected, and we demand that our voices and experience are heard at all levels of decision-making that impact us We oppose the 'quality of life laws' that criminalize homeless people in any form by the city, state and national governments. We work to change these laws and policies as well as to challenge the root causes of homelessness. Our strategies include grassroots organizing, direct action, educating homeless people about their rights, public education, changing media stereotypes, and building relationships with allies. Sign up to stay informed about what is happening at Picture the Homeless. Provide as much information as you feel comfortable. The more you let us know, the more faithfully we can keep you informed. Picture the Homeless respects your privacy and will not share your information with third parties. Our site is http://www.picturethehomeless. org/
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One way to prevent homelessness.. is to make sure you are living within you means. For the most part; all of us are two paychecks from homelessness. If I loose my job today, unemployment isn't going to help me pay my rent and my other basic needs. So I am including a listing of a social service link which lists affordable housing units. httpwww.socialserve.comtenantA Zindex.htmlPls copy and paste to your search engine and click on your state. For people in the New York City area please go to... (continue reading)
DHS guiding principle states that that all homeless individuals and families deserve safe, temporary shelter and that planning for permanent housing should begin immediately. The City provides shelter to families that have no permanent or temporary place to live.Who Is EligibleWhere To GoWhat To Bring, What Not To BringWhat To ExpectUpdateThe Section 8 and public housing priorities are no longer available in the family shelter system. A new rental assistance program, Advantage, is now available... (continue reading)
The number of homeless families with children entering New York City shelters hit a record high last month, climbing more than 40 percent from the same period last year, according to figures released on Monday by the Department of Homeless Services.The total number of homeless families living in the municipal shelter system at the end of last month also hit a record high of 9,720, the highest number since the city began reporting such data more than 25 years ago, according to the Coalition for... (continue reading)